Osama Gharizi is a non-resident fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) and senior program advisor for Iraq at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Previously, he was regional program manager for the Middle East at USIP, where he designed and directed the implementation of research, conflict mitigation and reconciliation initiatives in Iraq, among other responsibilities. Osama also served as a program officer for learning and evaluation at USIP.
Prior to joining USIP, Osama worked in various capacities for the International Republican Institute (IRI). His time at IRI included directing survey research programs in Lebanon and leading a long-term election observation in Georgia. He holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, with a concentration in economic and political development.